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October 29, 2018 at 11:18 am #7848
I know I’m coming ever closer to my aspiration of southwestern grunge realism and Twin Peaks set in Northern New Mexico. Some days I even make it happen and pull it off. I’m honest with myself though, most days my fashion reality comes down to frumptastic 90s’esque clothing, basics from discount stores, nice offbeat jewelry and accessories, and spendy sensible shoes.October 29, 2018 at 11:18 am #7849
Aspiration: moody, mysterious teacher at a haunted boarding school for girls in coastal Maine, pining after a long lost fisherman. Tall boots, giant dark wool coats, exquisitely haphazard pile of hair with lil tendrils peeping out, tea length plaid skirts for going to the market on the docks, perpetually carrying a basket of lupines
Reality: Sometimes I set out a fresh set of pajamas in the morning while I’m getting ready for work and put them by the door so I can take off my work uniform the second I get homeOctober 29, 2018 at 11:18 am #7850
Aspiration: the person who always looks put together and pretty without trying too hard, mixes trends with classics
Reality: wut r u doinOctober 29, 2018 at 11:18 am #7851
My aspiration is casual androgynous design student with a laid back style but nice trousers and structured, smart shoes for that intimidatingly cool vibe
My reality is kindergarten teacher who’s going to show up looking like different flavors of young and naive every single dayOctober 29, 2018 at 11:18 am #7852
aspiration: Americana with a boho witchy twist, free spirit that lives out of a remodeled VW bus that somehow manages to look put together on the road and hikes around the Western states in a velvet fringe shawl
reality: business casual lumberjackOctober 29, 2018 at 11:18 am #7853
Aspiration: Fight fast fashion, unsustainable production and mass market consumerism while looking artistic, thoughtful, and intentional in ethically made, luxe minimalist clothes for my capsule wardrobe.
Reality: spend $200+ per peice to look like a frumpy hobo.
I love the look SO much but it has never worked for me… when will I ever learn?October 29, 2018 at 11:18 am #7854
Aspiration: Weddnesday Addams grows up and gets a job in an art gallery.
Reality: Aging goth wearing an asymmetrical sack.October 29, 2018 at 11:18 am #7855
Aspiration: Downton Abbey character
Reality: Helena Bonham-Carter caught off guard by paparazziOctober 29, 2018 at 11:18 am #7856
Aspiration: Boston Brahmin who went to boarding school in Denmark. (Rich materials and conservative colors, but more modern/casual silhouettes.)
[Reality](https://imgur.com/a/xNSThoM)October 29, 2018 at 11:18 am #7857
What a great question!
Aspiration: East Coast prep mixed with just enough New York City chic to sex it up a bit. This [image](https://i.pinimg.com/564x/fe/38/47/fe38470c68b1f69599f30674edfe60b1.jpg) is my dream aesthetic.
Reality: As a grad student I work from home most days. I do make a point to “get dressed” every day, but because it’s cold now and my office is freezing it usually ends up being some version of leggings and an oversized sweater with fuzzy socks. On the days when I do have to venture out of the house for meetings or class, my brain inevitably short circuits when I’m getting dressed. I have an idea in my head of what I want to look like but it has been several days since I actually dressed for another human’s eyes, the walk from the car to the campus is too cold to attempt a non-pants outfit, and my bum knee is acting up so I’m restricted to flats. I usually do manage to incorporate my beloved pearls with whatever I end up throwing on which makes me feel a bit better, but overall it’s kind of a vicious cycle.October 29, 2018 at 11:18 am #7858
Aspiration: classic and timeless cool girl with a little bit of an edge. Simple tees with the badass leather jacket, fresh faced, lots of black but without looking too mall goth.
Reality: boring. Very boring.October 29, 2018 at 11:18 am #7859
How do you guys find and define your aspiration so nicely? My aspiration is to have an aspiration.October 29, 2018 at 11:18 am #7860
Aspiration: chic business casual that doesn’t surprise you if I’m also at a heavy metal concert on the weekends.
Reality: one of my coworkers saw an old FB picture of me with bright pink hair. It surprised her and she said I seemed too well put together and conservative for that.
…I’ve got a ways to go.October 29, 2018 at 11:18 am #7861
Aspiration: “off-duty-model style”. Like casual, flattering clothes that fit well and don’t really stick out. Maybe throw some weird, interesting stuff in there, but wear it in a way that makes it look super easy. Trendy but not too trendy.
Reality: heavy utilization of the floordrobe means I wear the same pants like 3x a week.October 29, 2018 at 11:18 am #7862
Aspiration: 1970s David Bowie
Reality: I love burritos
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